The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not, “Eureka!” (“I found it!”) but rather, “Hmm... that’s funny...”
Creationists make it sound as though a theory is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night.
The Bible contains legendary, historical and ethical contents. It is quite possible to consider them separately, and one doesn’t have to accept the legends in order to get the ethics. Fundamentalists make a grave mistake to insist on the letter of the writings, because they drive away many who can’t swallow the Adam-and-Eve bit.
To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today.
Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.